I have conducted several experiments that have shown that in comparison to standardized interviews, calendar interviewing usually does provide benefits to the quality of retrospective reports.
My research in survey methodology emphasizes the need to use analytical models and methods that are consistent with the nature of the data we are analyzing, while recognizing that much of what we study are "moving targets"-that human behaviors, opinion, values, and beliefs are dynamic and changing in modern societies.
My research focuses on understanding when the likelihood of survey participation is related to the items measured in a survey, whether correlates of survey participation change over time, and how participation in cross-sectional surveys differs from participation in longitudinal surveys.
Research has shown that the visual design of survey questions and questionnaires can significantly impact respondents' understanding of survey questions and responses. My research focuses on how visual elements and their properties affect the response process.
- » Calendar Interviewing
- » Cognitive Aspects of Survey Methodology
- Dr. Robert Belli
- » Interviewer Effects
- Dr. Robert Belli, Dr. Kristen Olson
- » Questionnaire Design Issues
- Dr. Jolene Smyth